How do I rule the unconscious

Is there a social unconscious?


From Freud's first approaches to the present day, the undertaking of a psychoanalytic social psychology has not been able to satisfactorily solve a number of conceptual problems that arise from the change from the clinical-therapeutic to the supra-individual-social-diagnostic perspective. This also applies to the theorem of the "social unconscious". According to the author, this theoretical construction exposes itself to the suspicion of ascribing a quality to the object of society, with which it is to be given psychoanalytic dignity and which is to be declared a peculiar field of psychoanalytic thought efforts, without the legitimacy of this attribution having been proven. In this work, the genesis of this theorem in the culture and society-related thinking of psychoanalysis is examined; Then the author deals with influential contributions to the current discussion of this category (Erdheim, Lorenzer, Rohde-Dachser, Leithäuser and Volmerg) in order to come to conclusions about their usefulness and their appropriate use in the context of psychoanalytical-social-psychological theorizing.


Is there a social unconscious?
From Freud's first work to the present, the attempt to establish a psychoanalytic form of social psychology has had difficulty finding a satisfactory solution for a number of conceptual problems born of the switch from a clinical / therapeutic to a supra-individual / socio-diagnostic study perspective. This also applies to the "social unconscious" theorem. The author contends that this theoretical construction is in danger of assigning to "society" a quality designed to endow it with psychoanalytic dignity qualifying it for acknowledgment as a central area of ​​psychoanalytic theorizing although the legitimacy of this assignment has never been substantiated. Subsequently the author engages with influential contributions to the ongoing discussion on this category (Erdheim, Lorenzer, Rohde-Dachser, Leithäuser, Volmerg), proceeding from there to formulate conclusions on its utility and the appropriate use to be made of it in the framework of the theoretical discussion on a specifically psychoanalytic brand of social psychology.


Y-a-t-il un inconscient social?
Des premières ébauches de Freud jusqu'à nos jours, l'entreprise d'une psychologie sociale psychanalytique n'a pas pu résoudre de manière satisfaisante un certain nombre deproblemèmes conceptuels, résultant du changement qui a fait passer de la perspective clinico-thérapeutique de analysis à la perspective sociale-diagnostique. Cela concerne également le postulat de "l’inconscient social". Selon l'auteur, cette construction théorique peut être soupçonnée d'attribuer à l'objet »société« une qualité grâce à laquelle on cherche à thunder à celui-ci une dignité psychananlytique et à déclarer qu'il appartient origina desirement au domainere efforts théoriques psychanalytiques, sans pour autant démontrer la légitimation de cette appropriation. Le travail de Hans-Joachim Busch met en lumière la genèse de ce postulat dans la pensée psychanalytique qui se réfère à la culture et à la société; ensuite, l’auteur discute les contributions importantes (Erdheim, Lorenzer, Rohde-Dachser, Leithäuser and Volmerg) au débat actuel sur son utilité et son usage adéquat dans le cadre de la production théorique de la psychanalyse et de la psychologie sociale.

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